Below is a list of commonly asked questions about applying to the SALT Center.
SALT Center Application Frequently Asked QuestionsClick or enter to reveal information below
Freshmen, Transfer, and Currently Enrolled UA Students:
What is the SALT Center application deadline?
The Fall 2019 online application will be available on October 1, 2018.
The Estimated Target Date to Complete Enrollment Steps will be March 1, 2019. *
The Application Deadline will be May 1, 2019. **
This deadline applies to Freshmen and Transfer candidates, as well as currently enrolled UA students.
* Historically, March 1st has been the date that the SALT Center has reached capacity and initiated a Waiting List. SALT Center candidates are encouraged to submit a complete application by this date in order to have the highest chance of avoiding the Waiting List.
** The SALT Center may elect to take the online application offline at any time after this date if the program has reached capacity.
Do I have to be admitted to the University of Arizona to use SALT Center services?
- While UA acceptance is not required to apply to the SALT Center, your eligibility to enroll in the program may only be determined upon admission to the UA.
- If deemed eligible to enroll in the SALT Center, two mandatory steps are required to finalize enrollment.
What materials are necessary for a complete SALT Center application?
* The SALT Center’s academic support model best supports candidates with mild-to-moderate learning and attention challenges. Candidates who have not been diagnosed with a learning or attention difference, and/or do not have documentation to submit are prompted to complete an additional reflection prompt as outlined in Step 5.
My documentation is password protected. Is it okay to upload it to the application?
Because it delays the review process, we ask candidates to not password protect any document that is uploaded to our application. However, if this is insurmountable for you, then please either share the password in your reflection prompt, or please contact the SALT Center Admissions Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long is the application review process?
Using Rolling Admission, if a candidate:
- Has recently been accepted or is currently enrolled
- Has submitted complete SALT Center application on file
The review timeframe is 1 – 2 weeks. Between November 1 and March 1, decisions make take up to three weeks.
If you meet the criteria above, and it has been more than three weeks, then please contact the SALT Center Admissions Team via email at email@example.com.
What is the definition of Rolling Admission?
"Rolling Admission: Students apply at any time after a college begins accepting applications until a final closing
date, which may be as late as the start of the term for which they are applying. Students are notified of a decision
as their applications are completed and are reviewed." (NACAC, 2017, p.5).
National Association for College Admission Counseling, (2017, September 18). Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices. Retrieved from https://www.nacacnet.org/advocacy--ethics/SPGP-NACAC-Code-of-Ethics/2017-nacac-assembly-to-consider-proposed-changes-to-spgp/
My high school GPA is not the greatest. What is the GPA and standardized test scores standards for university for acceptance?
While UA acceptance is not required to apply to the SALT Center, your eligibility to enroll in the program may only be determined upon admission to the UA.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can best explain undergraduate acceptance criteria (e.g., ACT/SAT scores, HS GPA, etc.). You may reach the office at 520-621-3237.
The SALT Center Admissions Team will review submitted application material to make sure that our services match with a candidate’s academic support needs.
The SALT Center offers comprehensive academic support services to students with mild-to-moderate learning differences, including weekly meetings with a Strategic Learning Specialist, content-specific tutoring, and educational technology. This link describes our services.
I received an email saying that I am eligible to enroll. How do I secure my spot?
After you are eligible to enroll in the SALT Center, two mandatory steps are required to finalize enrollment:
- SALT Center New Student Participation Agreement
- Register for and attend a SALT Center Enrollment Event and UA New Student Orientation
The Next Steps Center is the place to go to complete these requirements.
Do I still have to register for Orientation if I've already attended Taste of SALT, met you at an event in my community, and/or toured campus with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions?
Taste of SALT and the SALT Center Enrollment Event are distinct events where different information is shared.
Attending Taste of SALT, for example, does not exempt you from registering for and attending a SALT Center Enrollment Event and UA New Student Orientation.
Taste of SALT is a group presentation that provides and introductory overview of our program and services. Taste of SALT is geared toward prospective candidates and their family.
The SALT Center Enrollment Event is just for newly-enrolled students, who have been newly admitted to our program, who plan to begin using our services for the first time. We design it to assist you in receiving the necessary the information before you start your first semester at the SALT Center. For example, we provide contact information for your Strategic Learning Specialist and teach you how register for your tutoring appointments.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these program differences.
I am currently enrolled at UA and I was recently offered a spot in the SALT Center. How do I register for the SALT Center Enrollment Event?
The SALT Center Admissions Team will automatically register incoming UA Students and Transfer for an afternoon Enrollment Event in August, after the Participation Agreement has been submitted.
We understand that you have college experience, and the Enrollment Event will assist you in receiving the necessary information prior to starting your first semester at the SALT Center.
For example, we provide contact information for your Strategic Learning Specialist and teach you how register for your tutoring appointments.
Why must I complete my SALT Center Enrollment Steps so early?
- Candidates who neglect to finalize enrollment by May 1, 2019 may be subject to our Waiting List (see below).
- We're a small center with a limited number of spots for new candidates each fall. Not every candidate who applies, and receives a spot in our program, chooses to enroll. The sooner a candidate commits, the higher the chance of avoiding our Waiting List.
If you're waiting for decisions from other institutions, we recommend completing our steps today.
I completed my enrollment steps early, as instructed. My plans have now changed and I have decided not to enroll in the SALT Center.
If a candidate’s plans have changed:
- A written cancelation request is required. Please email the SALT Center Admissions Team at email@example.com.
- The $200 SALT Center Enrollment Fee and UA Enrollment Fee are both reversible if the candidate chooses not to enroll in our program and/or attend UA.
The deadline for reversal of the SALT Center Enrollment Fee is May 15, 2019.*
The deadline for reversal of the UA Enrollment Fee is May 15, 2019. **
* Upon receipt of the candidate’s Participation Agreement, a $200 SALT Center enrollment fee will be added to your University bill through the Bursar’s Office. This fee covers the cost of the mandatory SALT Center Enrollment Event. The payment deadline associated with this fee is set by the Bursar’s office and may be earlier than the deadline for the program fee. If a candidate's plans change, a written application cancellation request is required from the candidate, on or before May 15, 2019. (Please note: Only a candidate may request the cancelation of a SALT Center application).
** The UA Enrollment Fee is $395. It is paid on the Next Steps Center. The deadline for reversal of the UA Enrollment Fee is May 15, 2019 if the student cancels undergraduate admission. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 520-621-3237 with questions about this fee and the application cancellation policy. (Please note: Only an undergraduate applicant may request the cancelation of a University of Arizona application).
Do you use a Waiting List?
Yes. We may choose to initiate a Waiting List after we reach enrollment capacity.
Spots in the program are limited because each student has an individual weekly meeting with their Strategic Learning Specialist, whose rosters do become full.
The chance of a spot opening in spring is more likely than a spot opening in the fall.
Although being on the Waiting List can be disappointing, it just means that there will be a different path to enrollment in the SALT Center.
If you are truly interested in attending UA, we would strongly suggest that you use support from any of the following UA resources during the fall semester:
1. Disability Resources (DRC) – provides testing and classroom accommodations
2. The Think Tank – provides academic support for all students enrolled at UA
3. Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) – helps students cope with personal problems
4. Campus Health Services/ Campus Health Pharmacy – promotes health, wellness, safety
When do you start the Waiting List?
Historically, we have initiated a Waiting List at the beginning of March. We strongly advise candidates to apply early to avoid being placed on a Waiting List. Candidates who do not submit an application and/or neglect to finalize enrollment by May 1, 2019 will be subject to our Waiting List.
* Historically, March 1st has been the date that the SALT Center has reached capacity and initiated a Waiting List. SALT Center candidates to submit a complete application by this date in order to have the highest chance of avoiding the Waiting List.
I have not yet applied to the SALT Center, and I understand you have a Waiting List. How do I add my name to it?
Before a candidate is eligible to be added to the waitlist, they must:
- Be accepted to UA
- Have a complete Fall 2019 SALT Center application on file
- Have been deemed Eligible to Enroll by the SALT Center Admissions Team.
Do you have a spring application for new candidates?
No. We do not have a spring application for new candidates. We’re a small center with limited capacity, and spring is reserved to facilitate continuous enrollment in our program.
- All newly-enrolled students are required to complete an initial, consecutive, two-semester commitment.
- Spring is reserved to enroll fall applicants who were wait listed.
- More students have chosen to remain in our program, for longer periods of time, than ever before in years past.
Consequently, between these three factors, our program remains enrolled to capacity during spring semesters.
Who do I contact with application questions and how long does it take to hear back?
Please email Max Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions about accessing the SALT Center online application for Fall 2019. Please include the candidate's first and last name in the email subject line. A response will be sent within 24-48 hours, depending on the time of year and other circumstances. The candidate will always be included in the response when necessary and warranted.
If you have a question about something that is not covered in our FAQ page above, please email the The SALT Center Admissions Team at email@example.com.
Emails are answered within 24 - 48 business hours.
Thank you for your interest in the SALT Center!